The day 3 of the opening Test match from the West Indies tour of India is expected to be dominated by the Virat Kohli-led Team India following his side’s domination upon the West Indies batting line-up as the Indian bowlers rubbed their hands with glee while witnessing the woeful shot selection and technique by this inexperience Windies side following India’s declaration on 649/9 on the Day 2 of the first Test at Rajkot.
The Windies are in a really troublesome state at 49/5 as they trail India by a mammoth 555 runs and the Virat Kohli-led side would be hoping to wrap up the opening Test of the series with an innings win.
For India, skipper Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and debutant Prithvi Shaw struck tons as they cemented a mountain in front of the Windies side.
However, while chasing, the Windies displayed some horrendous batting as Mohammed Shami, and the spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja wreaked havoc and bundled half of the Windies side by the end of Day 2.
India vs West Indies 1st Test, Day 3 HIGHLIGHTS:
50.5 Overs: OUT! Jadeja cleans it up! India have won the match by a massive innings and 272 runs! Phew! Gabriel c Kuldeep Yadav b Jadeja 4(5)
48.6 Overs: OUT! Sherman Lewis departs, and its matter of moments now for India. Sherman Lewis lbw b Jadeja 4(15)
After 47 Overs, Windies are 190/8
West Indies are 8 down at Tea of Day 3. This could be matter of overs after the break for India.
35.4 Overs: OUT! Kuldeep at it again, but what a brilliant catch that is at silly point by the centurion Prithvi Shaw! Maiden 5-fer for Kuldeep in Test cricket. K Powell c Prithvi Shaw b Kuldeep Yadav 83(93)
29.3 Overs: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav is on fire! Ashwin takes a dolly! Roston Chase c Ashwin b Kuldeep Yadav 20(24)
22.4 Overs: OUT! My word, Ambris had no clue about that googly from Kuldeep Yadav. Second for the over from him as Ambris departs for a three-ball duck. Ambris st Pant b Kuldeep Yadav 0(3)
22.1 Overs: OUT! Another one bites the dust, a wayward slog and Ravindra Jadeja takes an easy catch at backward point. Going all wrong yet again for Windies. Hetmyer c Rahul b Kuldeep Yadav 11(11)
FIFTY! Sixth fifty in Test cricket for Powell. He was raring to go since the ball 1 of the second innings!
18.6 Overs: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes and he is overwhelmed! Virat Kohli is pumped up! Shai Hope departs. Shai Hope lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 17(34)
After 13 Overs, West Indies are 54/1. Powell have adapted an attacking approach to deal with the spinners and is sweeping the ball quite well.
Play resumes after Lunch, West Indies are 33/1, with Kieran Powell and Shai Hope there at the middle for Windies.
LUNCH! West Indies are 33/1 with Kieran Powell and Shai Hope at the crease.
7.6 Overs: OUT! Brathwaite walks back just an over before the lunch! The skipper can't believe it! Kraigg Brathwaite c Prithvi Shaw b Ashwin 10(30
After 5 Overs, West Indies are 22/0
After 4 Overs, West Indies are 18/0 in their second innings. They trail by 450 runs!
India have enforced the follow on!
47.6 Overs: OUT! Windies bundle out at 181. This has been a forgettable affair for them. Ashwin takes the final wicket. Gabriel st Pant b Ashwin 1(10)
After 46 Overs, West Indies are 175/9
38.4 Overs: OUT! Umesh Yadav draws the first blood on Day 3. Keemo Paul walks back as Umesh looks delighted with the wicket. K Paul c Pujara b U Yadav 47(49)
After 36 Overs, West Indies are 135/6.
Roston Chase and Keemo Paul restart the match for Windies on Day 3
This should be a quick session for the Indian bowlers given yesterday's exploits, and as VVS Laxman predicts on air, the Windies batting should be wrapped up within one hour.